Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sweet Release

"Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it."
-Ann Landers

In my limited life experience there is little that has been more empowering than giving birth. But for me the hardest part of labor, is waiting for it...

I've always been a planner...I've been making lists ever since I learned how to write. So, the unknown of when baby G is blessing our family with her presence is an ongoing crick in my neck (and back, and ribs, pregnancy humor there). Everyone says, "Don't worry! They can't stay in there forever" Well, I know that as much as the next 9 month pregnant woman...but knowing that doesn't make it any easier to wait. <3 nbsp="" p="">

So the other morning I found myself at the beach, I sat on the rocks feeling the waves of the ocean at my feet and looking out into the great unknown that is the sea. I felt calm and connected, to myself, my baby, and the world. A peaceful experience that lead me to this goal of letting go...

Let go of my plans, and in myself and my baby.  My goal for each day while waiting for baby to come is to listen with my heart, and turn down my thoughts...and Trust. 

Here goes nothing... 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Slow Me Down...

 There is a song titled Slow Me Down by Emmy Rossum that I have always enjoyed. It's a good reminder to slow down, and not let life pass me by. Throughout life many people have been brought into my life to remind me of this lesson, most recently those individuals would be my children. Whether it's to stop and take time to view the beauty of the world around me with eyes of wonder every child seems to have, or to simply have patience the lessons have been coming fast these past few weeks.

My children have been my greatest teachers, and I know I have many more lessons to learn, but I am grateful for the reminder to Slow Down, don't rush through life...Live Life, enjoy life, because it changes so fast. My only hope is that I too can teach my children a few lessons so that they grow up with love in their heart, a smart head on their shoulders, and may they never loose those eyes of wonder when viewing the world around them.